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Things to Do in Northern England: 10 Must-See Places

Many visitors to England never venture further than the outer limits of London, intrigued by the hustle and bustle of the capital. However, if you stray further, you will discover an entirely different side of the country – and there is certainly no shortage of things to do in Northern England. You’ll be trading in […]

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Best Czech Castles: 10 Must-See Masterpieces

The Czech Republic is known for its well-preserved fairytale castles, dating back to medieval times and ruled by a myriad of Bohemian monarchs and nobles. Scattered throughout the countryside, filled with opulence and/or fortification, here are the best Czech castles to see when you visit that fascinating country. 1. Prague Castle Prague, the capital of […]

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Lloret de Mar: Things to Do | Costa Brava Beach Towns

Lloret de Mar is a popular coastal vacation destination on the rugged Costa Brava coast of Spain.  Approximately halfway between Barcelona and the French border, it’s one of the Mediterranean’s most popular resorts – a diversified fusion of beach town chaos and nightlife with nature, history, and stunning sea views.  Its history dates back to […]

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What to Do with One Day in Copenhagen, Denmark

As a little girl, my favorite fairytale was “The Princess and the Pea.” So when I found myself with a long layover and one day in Copenhagen, I could not resist the opportunity to venture out to Nyhavn, the place where Hans Christian Anderson lived when he wrote my favorite story and many others. Postcard-perfect […]

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Day Trip to Mostar from Dubrovnik

Day Trip to Mostar from Dubrovnik – Discover Bosnia and Herzegovina

The small Balkan country of Bosnia and Herzegovina had never really been on my radar as a place to visit.  But while visiting Croatia, I had the opportunity to take a day trip to Mostar from Dubrovnik. It was the photo of Stari Most, the old bridge, that originally drew me in, but there’s so […]

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Trips to Venice: Top 12 Things to Do in Venice, Italy

Venice, Italy is a magnificent city that is full of culture, religious history, and stunning architecture. The ancient buildings, 150 beautiful canals, and impressive structures make Venice a city that is unlike any other on Earth. It is the perfect place for a magical getaway that charms and enchants visitors who make trips to Venice. […]

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Holidays in Sweden: Småland – Castles, Crystal, and Culture

Easy to reach from Stockholm, Småland is one of Sweden’s most beautiful areas, full of authentic Swedish experiences, culture, and outdoor natural beauty to enthrall your holidays in Sweden. I know, the first thing that popped into your head was the “Småland playground” at IKEA.  It’s true that the Scandinavian furniture distributor started from the […]

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Castle Rooms: 30 European Castles You Can Stay In

Castle vacations are all the rage, and why not? Who doesn’t want to channel their inner king, princess, knight, or jester by staying in authentic castle rooms! Europe arguably offers the most diverse castle experience, with lodging ranging from medieval mansions to opulent palaces, to delightful chateaux. Below are some recommendations for your castle break.  […]

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Things to Do in Lviv, Ukraine’s Most Beautiful City

Vibrantly-painted examples of Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance architecture rise up above me on all sides.  I think to myself, I need blinders to walk through the cobblestone alleys in Lviv’s UNESCO old town.  My eyes were constantly being drawn away from the uneven path directly in front of me to the magnificent buildings in my […]

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Best Things to Do in Gdansk, Poland

It wasn’t the typical “see the view” tower that I’d climbed in so many other Central European cities.  Taking on the lofty turret in St. Mary’s church proved a worthy opponent.  The massive 14th-century Gothic basilica is the largest brick ecclesiastical structure in the world, and the 400 timeworn spiral steps to the viewing platform […]

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